The Ugly Pike Podcast: Early Fall Musky Fishing with Alex Boutin – Episode 73

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Fall Musky Trolling

As the Ugly Pike Podcast crew prepares for their upcoming trip, friend of the show Alex Boutin chats with Chris and Frank about early fall musky fishing. Topics range from the importance of timing and efficiency to navigating the tough and ever-changing conditions of the fall season.  The discussion ends with an in-depth talk about when, why and how to troll, and how to dissect the water column to find those inactive giants!

Early Fall Musky Fishing

The conversation brings the Ugly Pike co-hosts back to the similarities between two seemingly disparate (but equally challenging) hobbies: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and musky fishing.

Key topics for this particular episode include the importance of timing and efficiency in hunting elusive muskies, and how to effectively navigate the seasonal weather challenges inherent to early fall musky fishing.

Then, the conversation turns to when and why to use trolling during fall musky fishing. The co-hosts and their guest discuss the specifics of their trolling equipment and tactics. Specifically, they share how to effectively dissect the water column to find fish. And, more importantly, how to specifically target big musky.

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Ugly Pike Podcast was started in June 2017 by two lifelong anglers and friends, Chris Walter and Frank Ungaro. Started initially as a casual and fun project to bolster their own knowledge of muskie fishing, the podcast quickly caught fire and grew to unexpected heights. In under 2 years, the show has seen almost 33,000 downloads and has had the honour of interviewing esteemed muskie angling experts such as Angelo Viola, Gord Pyzer, Al Lindner, John Anderson, and many, many more. The Ugly Pike Studio is located steps away from Chris and Frank’s home water – the challenging Niagara River, but they travel frequently across Ontario in search of the next great esox giant! Chris and Frank plan on further developing the podcast and fishing all over North America where muskies are found.

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